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Subject: Persona 3: FES
Prize: $20 eShop, PSN or Steam code
Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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376  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Squeenix launches Bahamut teaser website on: November 12, 2008, 01:29:38 PM
Well, it could just be another FFXI expansion...
377  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tears Of Blood on: November 12, 2008, 09:19:39 AM
And supposedly the voice acting is awful.
378  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean Forever on: November 09, 2008, 10:29:13 AM
Pfft. I hardly felt SO3 to be the epitome of Square-Enix's RPGs, let alone the Star Ocean series. To me it was a step down from the first two games, since I felt it had terrible balance issues, even on the Easy difficulty, and you need a guide to make any sense of the item creation system. I actually didn't think the story was *that* bad, though, but I do hope the fourth game fixes what was wrong, gameplay-wise, with the third.
379  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyrie Profile DS and Devil Summoner 4 on: November 08, 2008, 09:01:55 PM
I think Valkyrie Profile DS will probably get a U.S. release, as "Covenant of the Plume," which was copyrighted by Square-Enix some time ago, is likely its English subtitle. And I want Abaddon King, as well, since I enjoyed the first Devil Summoner.
380  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mana Khemia on: November 08, 2008, 07:18:40 PM
I was satisfied by Mana Khemia. It is certainly harder than the other Atelier games, but personally, I found it to be a good, fair challenge instead of a cheap challenge like in certain other RPGs.
381  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Is the traditional console RPG genre stale? on: November 05, 2008, 06:23:55 PM
Atlus is definitely the exception to the rule. As neat as prior MegaTens were, I don't think they really became accessible until they hit the PS2, nor was the localization quality as high. Almost everything else is debatable though.
I'll definitely second this, though I specifically think the Digital Devil Saga dilogy is when the series really became accessible.

I also think many Japanese RPGs still suffer from usability problems like stingy save systems, no pause button at all, and no shortcuts for managing characters (like an "Equip Best" option) or moving around menus.
382  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Is the traditional console RPG genre stale? on: November 05, 2008, 04:31:26 PM
There is definitely a lot of crap in the genre, gameplay and story-wise, that could really use a rest.
383  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Do you use strategy guides playing rpg's ? on: October 25, 2008, 05:48:59 PM
I used to, but I've come to find that having to use guides is usually a sign of bad game design. I only consult guides when doing post-game quests and/or am absolutely stuck.
384  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shining Force Gear? on: October 19, 2008, 10:44:56 PM
Magic Box says this will be a tactical RPG. If Shining Force Feather's any good, I'll definitely be excited about this.
385  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Previews for Suikoden: Tierkreis (videos up) -- confirmed for North America on: October 19, 2008, 10:43:31 PM
A shame this one won't really be connected with the other Suikodens, since it's actually of the few RPG series I play for the plot. But I'll still probably get it anyway.
386  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Secret of Mana hits VC for $8 on: October 14, 2008, 07:10:47 PM
I would have probably preferred a DS port of Secret of Mana so they could fix all the bugs/glitches in the game and improve the translation (a lot of which had to be cut out because of space restrictions), but it's still a lot better than more contemporary Mana titles.
387  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New Dragon Quest IX trailer (off-screen) on: October 09, 2008, 09:28:35 PM
That just looks...amazing.
388  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 4 on: September 17, 2008, 07:10:38 PM
She's live!  Import Review of Persona 4:

http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/persona4/index.html
I've got it preordered. By the way, does someone annoying narrate battles like Fuuka in Persona 3? And does the sequel address usability problems from the third game like no pausing, and having to talk with your allies to change equipment, and such?
389  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Arc the Lad 2 Help x_x on: August 14, 2008, 06:52:15 PM
Magic's pretty much your only saving grace if you want to level up :/
390  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Beyond the Beyond on: July 28, 2008, 08:20:45 AM
Overall 44% is, if anything, *too* generous for the game, especially considering mainstream game critics tend to overrate even bad games. But yeah, Beyond the Beyond isn't all that good. *Very* high encounter rate, slow battles made slower by some stupid system where you can supposedly mash buttons a lot before attack execution for a critical attack or dodging attacks (although it's *highly* randomized), cliched plot, and hideous character design that makes Nomura look like Rembrandt. The music by Motoi Sakuraba isn't all that bad, though, and the graphics aside from the ugly art isn't that bad, though the battle graphics are on the pixelated side.
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